WAEF Delegation Arrives in Monrovia Tomorrow on Elections Peace Mission -Goodluck Jonathan, Others to Meet Stakeholders
MONROVIA: As countdown to the crucial October 10, 2023 presidential and legislative elections draws nearer, a delegation of the West Africa Elders Forum (WAEF) is expected to arrive in the country Tuesaday, July 12, 2023, to meet with key stakeholders in and out of government as a means promoting democracy, peace and security in the West African sub region. The Forum which is an initiative of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation comprises a delegation of some former heads of states including the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, and former ECOWAS Commission President Kadrie Desire Ouedraogo.
According to a press release from WAEF, the Forum had made similar election mediation efforts in other countries including Senegal, Gambia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone being the recent example.
During the visit, the delegation will hold preliminary fact-finding and mediation meetings with key stakeholders in and out of government ahead of the October 2023 General and Presidential elections in Liberia.
On Tuesday 12th July, the delegation headed by former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, will meet with President George Manneh Weah.
After meeting President George Weah, the West Africa Elders Forum will meet with the leadership of the National Legislature, and with the Judiciary on Capitol Hill on the same day.
On Wednesday July 13th, the West Africa Elders Forum will meet with commissioners of the National Elections Commission (NEC). After meeting NEC, the delegation will meet with chairpersons and Secretary Generals of registered political parties in the country.
Later in the day, the delegation will hold discussions with the Joint Security and a cross-section of the civil society organizations including the Elections Coordinating Committee, Liberia Elections Observer Network, Angie Brooks International Center, Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia, Press Union of Liberia, and the Federation of Liberian Youth in separate forums.
The West Africa Elders Forum will also discuss with the standard-bearers of the Unity Party Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai, and the Collaborating Political Parties, Alexander Cummings in separate meetings.
The delegation will also meet with members of the diplomatic corps.
The West Africa Elders Forum led by former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan will climax their visit to the country by engaging with a select section of the Liberian media.